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Address: 115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE , England
Description: Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the...
Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. Visit us to see our beautiful carved and painted dragon in the stunning timber crown post roof of the Great Hall. Discover more about Robert Toppes, the man that built Dragon Hall, commerce, trade and civic life in the 15th century and how Norwich became England's second city. After Toppes the building was changed and adapted over the centuries and the Great Hall was lost and only rediscovered in the 1970s above the attics of a row of terraced houses and shops.We provide a great programme of activities for children and families in school holidays, curriculum linked days for schools, craft and textile workshops for adults as well as markets, fairs and living history events, concerts and performances. Dragon Hall is also available to hire for weddings, celebrations and business events. Dragon Hall is managed by The Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust, a registered charity. All our activities help us to care for this unique building and keep it open as for learning, cultural and community activities.
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Fascinating journey through real lives and times

This museum is fascinating. Covering many years of Norwich history, it offers much information about the river, commerce, currency, and more. A wonderful walk through sociology... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
sarah3329
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is fascinating. Covering many years of Norwich history, it offers much information about the river, commerce, currency, and more. A wonderful walk through sociology at it's best - giving a tangible sense of how Norwich people lived through the centuries, and the influences of their times.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were the only visitors during the hour or so spent in the museum. Videos are well worth watching, telling the remarkable story of Robert Toppes, medieval trade and civic life in fifteenth century Norwich. They bring to life the exhibits throughout this spectacular building.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This building is a little off the beaten track in Kings Street. but still not far from the city centre, so worth seeking out. There has been masses of archaeological and restoration work returning it to show part of what was there when a very wealthy merchant turned it into his trading hall, in the Middle Ages. There was also... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We found enough here to amuse adults and children for an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon. Lots of things to keep kids interest as well as adults.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a relatively small place, the number of things to children interested is surprising. We still hadn't seen everything when it was time to pull the kids away.

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norfolk
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I never have a problem with prices for these places as I always say, as you can wander round and spend as much time as you like, and there are always interesting things to find out.I was lucky today as a group of us went round with the tour guide at no extra charge, and that was for the best... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

On April 5th 2014 my son and his new bride had their wedding breakfast at this beautiful old building. It was stunning. The food was good, the waiters were good and the Great Hall looked wonderful. A great time was had by all. Thankyou!

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norwich
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went to visit the medieval Christmas fair on Saturday 7th December but never actually got to see it. I had been waiting many months to attend and was absolutely disgusted that I was expected to pay an admission fee to go in and buy some goods from the stall holders. I do not expected to pay an admission fee to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A beautiful building, with some interesting history but it really only warrants a half an hour visit as is quite small. They do have an audio guide and are extremely friendly and helpful but still a little pricey for what it offers.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Today I took two boys under 6 to Dragon Hall. Although it is stunning from an architecture point of view, I was disappointed with the lack of things to do for children. As the price suggested there would be more. I feel they should make it free entry for children.

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DragonHall N, Manager at Dragon Hall, responded to this review

Dear Miafrancesca Thank you for leaving a review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with the admission price and your visit. We have a number of activities for children including a free detective trail. We have also introduced some new interactives for children this summer including a puppet theatre, some food artefacts for children to lay a medieval table... More 

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